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How can I gain 20 pounds by working out and eating more? I'm tired of being underweight but don't know where to start.
Check online resourc: Just as in weight loss, don't set up specific goal for weight gain. Instead, set goal to improve health & function, regardless of weight. Check out some of these websites: http://www. Womenshealthmag. Com/, www. Shape. Com & www. Oxygenmag. Com. Also consider http://www. Cdc. Gov/women/, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/womenshealth. Html, http://www. Webmd. Com/women/ & http://goo. Gl/hLA1wH (Mayo Clinic). ...Read more
How do you FEEL?: If you've always been slim, good for you. The "ideal weight" charts are subscience. Many elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight". If you feel well and can keep competitive in your favorite sport, stop worrying. You're a person, not a number. If you're losing weight and don't know why, your physician needs to check you out. ...Read more
Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 20 is considered Underweight.
Anorexia is an Eating Disorder with underweight.
People who are underweight may have increased risk of Anemia, Heart irregularities and Osteoporosis.
People who are underweight can find it extremely difficult to put on weight.
See Physician for Diagnosis, have all necessary Lab done; have treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more
No: How do you FEEL? The "ideal weight" charts are subscience. You're a person, not a number. Many elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight". If you can stay competitive in your favorite sport and feel okay, stop worrying. If you want to put on muscle, eat sensibly and do resistance training daily on different groups. ...Read more
Depends: "ideal weight" is subscience / entertainment. "increased mortality in underweight people" ignores the cause; merely being light-framed and lean is not a health risk. Elite runners with no bodyfat and efficient muscle are "underweight" and in superb health. Justin bieber (photo) isn't complaining. Stay physically fit, get rx if you are actually sick, and enjoy your natural body type. ...Read more
It depends: The dangers of true malnutrition are grave. However, the body mass index ignores athleticism. Many elite athletes, especially in track and field, are underweight without any adverse consequences. It's a matter of taking care of your mind and your body as a responsible person should. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Body mass index ignores fitness lifestyle factors. The guys in the photo are "underweight" but in the peak of good health. If you want to gain muscle, it's about resistance training and perhaps creatine supplementation. If you're a man, you need no body fat; if you're a woman, just a little is fine. ...Read more
It depends: If it's from athleticism, as for the photo guys, it's good. The bmi tables are subscientific and ignore physical fitness. If you lack both fat and muscle and this isn't your choice, perhaps you are already sick. The number itself isn't magic but it can warn of serious illness -- famously, malabsorption and maldigestion are often missed. ...Read more
Find out why: "ideal weight" is subscience / entertainment. "underweight" is merely a marker for things that may be very good for you (being an elite runner), okay (light-framed and lean -- mr bieber in the photo isn't complaining), or seriously bad (hiv, cancer, alcohol abuse, malabsorption, etc.) if your weight is steady & you're keeping up in sports, you're probably fine -- enjoy who you are. ...Read more
Number isn't key: A light-framed track-and-field athlete, for whom aerobic fitness is a plus and muscle mass largely a minus, is likely to be "underweight" according to the tables yet in excellent health. A sedentary person who is starving themselves because of an alcohol or drug addiction is in terrible health despite being "slim". It's the person, the big picture, not the numbers. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: If you're losing weight and don't know why, your physician needs to work you up for tumor and malabsorption / maldigestion. "Healthy weight" charts are subscience -- many elite aerobic athletes are "underweight" but feel fine. If this is you, great. If you're wanting to muscle up, resistance training and eating sensibly when you're hungry. Look at the person, not the number. ...Read more
Only if unhealthy: Being underweight in its self is not a barrier to pregnancy if otherwise healthy. Eat healthy and exercise regularly. Watch all medications including Advil (ibuprofen) and Aspirin while pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If significantly underweight talk to your physician about good nutrition. No smoking or alcohol. Good luck and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Our findings over the last few years point to an enormous increase in ovulation problems for underweight women. It's complicated but even with regular cycles, infertility or miscarriage can be the result. In today's high carbohydrate nutrition world, the only way to stay underweight is to intermittently starve or be low on calories creating a stress induced ovulation problem. There's more..... ...Read more
Yes: Being significantly underweight can cause amenorrhea (lack of periods) which causes infertility. See your doctor about gaining weight in a safe manner. If your being underweight is due to anorexia or some other eating disorder, seek a counselor for proper treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Only if: If you are underweight from doing too much exercise, your immune system may be impaired due to over-exertion. Marathoners have been found to be more susceptible to respiratory tract infections. The answer is moderation. Otherwise, it should not impact your immune system unless you are malnourished. ...Read more
Rather the opposite: Being underweight would affect your immune system, by definition: any person below 70% of his/ her expected body weight is immune compromised, primary immune deceficiency diseases that cause malnutrition due to severe infections are rare and mostly in infancy, see an allergist/immunologist to check on your immune system if you wish, look up aaaai. Org or acaai. Org to locate an allergist in your area ...Read more
Antenatal follow up: General antenatal health could have helped- regular checkups and ultrasounds. No smoking, checking for chronic medical conditions ...Read more
If significant loss: Lack of menses when previously established (secondary amenorrhea) can result from many causes including depression, rapid change in weight (excess or loss) and various endocrine causes such as hypothyroidism, pcos (and of course pregnancy). If your eating habits is very selective and poor resulting in significant decrease in body mass index (bmi), then your menses may become erratic and spotty. ...Read more
See below: Yes: Underweight might be secondary to or symptomatic of an underlying disease. Unexplained weight loss needs evaluation asap. Severely underweight individuals may have poor physical stamina and a weak immune system, leaving one open to infection. Malnutrition due to poor/inadeq intake, genetics, underlying mental or physical disease need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Can be either.: Weight ultimately is the result of calories in vs. Calories out. Purging (vomiting or laxitvie abuse) or even intense exercise compensates for the massive calorie overload that can occur with binging. Some maintain normal weight that way; others develop what is called buliarexia, where they are binging but become markedly underweight with distorted body image like anorexics. ...Read more
Chronic weakness: Chronic fatigue, frequent colds and infections, as well as poor skin/hair quality are common findings. ...Read more
Resistance exercise: Lifting weights will add lean body mass. However, it takes time and concerted effort to build lean body mass. Simply eating more calories than you burn will add fat which is not advisable. ...Read more
How can I safety gain weight? In a few years I want to carry a baby without worry of me being underweight to miscarry again.
Increase calories: Increase your calories, exercise to build muscle mass ...Read more
I'm 16 weigh 8st 4lbs and 5ft 3. Is this healthy and am I near being underweight? I'm very obsessed with losing weight + eat 600-900cals a day
Yes: An individual needs enough energy stores during exercise to avoid fatigue or cramps. The body preferentially burns simple and complex carbohydrates first, then protein, then fat. If you don't have enough carbohydrate energy stores then protein (muscle) is broken down and then fat. The caveat is that some well trained underweight people don't have a problem but they have done extensive training. ...Read more
Yes: Lanugo hairs can be found on various parts of the body in normal individuals. ...Read more
Absolutely. An: Eating disorder is more than anorexia (where one is very thin and still believes to be fat) or bulimia. Having an eating disorder has to do with one's relationship to food which could be described as unhealthy or problematic. Eating more than one needs when not hungry, emotional overeating, etc. ...Read more
Absolutely: There are types of disordered eating characterized by binge eating which even after purging, result in normal or perhaps slightly overweight bodies. Being caught up in a non-healthy compulsive eating pattern is the prime characteristic in my opinion. Therapists expertised in this area will be able to help find solutions regardless of bmi status. Not having the medical threat of starvation is good! ...Read more
What can I do to stop being underweight I'm 5'7 and weight 118, I need help so I can get my periods back cause im irregular?
The formula for: weight gain is to take in more calories than you burn. It is tempting to try and eat junk food which is high in fat and sugar to do this. Far better is to eat healthful foods, just in larger quantities than you normally would. Pick high quality fruits, vegetables, and meats, and high calorie but nutritious foods such as nuts and avocados. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does being underweight mean your body will take out minerals from the bone to keep you alive and therefore increase risk of osteoporosis?
Underweight? Bones: 16F from down under asks if being underweight mean your body will take out minerals from the bone to keep you alive and therefore increase risk of osteoporosis? ANS: if you are starving completely or severe eating disorder and weight loss then may be happening. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
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Pull out sex on last day of period but I'm 5'8 & 108-110 lbs how likely is it to get preg being underweight?
Likely: Weight has nothing to do suitability to get pregnant. ...Read more
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